Diana Zuniga is statewide coordinator for CURB, Californians United for a Responsible Budget: CurbPrisonSpending.org She discusses the hunger strike in California prisons and the ongoing struggle to resist further expansion of mass incarceration, and to move our society in a healthier direction. Topics: CURB, Prisons, Diana Zuniga, California, hunger strike
This weeks Bread and Roses features a talk by civil rights attorney Buz Eisenberg on the hunger strikers at Guantanamo Detention Center in Cuba known as Gitmo. Opened in January 2002 with the import of 779 captives from Afghanistan 80 per cent of whom were innocent. Gitmo became synonymouswith torture and Military Justice. Topics: GITMO, Guantanamo Detention Center, detainee hunger strike
The California Prisoner Hunger Strike resumes. We speak with Carol Strickland legal representative for Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. Carol Strickland legal representative for Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. Topics: Carol Strickland, Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition.
Thursday: July 8th marks the one year anniversary of the California Prisoner Hunger Strike, the largest and longest in US history. What did the hunger strikers win? What are they asking people on the outside to do? What are the next steps? Dolores Canales, co-founder of and a spokeswoman for California Families against Solitary Confinement is our guest. Protesters in Murrieta California blocked three buses carrying immigrant detainees holding anti-undocumented immigrant signs. How... Topics: Immigration, CA Prison Hunger Strike, Anniversary, Murrieta
The hunger strike in US immigration detention centers spreads. The hunger strikers are protesting against conditions within the detention centers. Our guest Angelica Chazaro an immigration attorney and University of Washington law professor. And, the historic African American settlement of Mossville Louisiana, founded in 1790 by an emancipated slave is today surrounded by more than a dozen industrial plants. And now it is now in danger of being wiped off the map. Our guests are... Topics: Cesar's Last Fast, Mossville, Hunger Strike
Join “Sojourner Truth” with host Margaret Prescod, Tuesday-Friday 7-8am on KPFK, 3-4pm on WBAI and 4-5pm on WPFW.Join us on Sojourner Truth Thursday: Sports and politics: showdown in Sochi. In preparation for the winter Olympics, Russia doubles down on security as fears of mass violent attacks grows. Gay rights activists step up their campaign against the Russia based Olympics. Putin frees some prisoners and US government officials limit who will go to Sochi given the US/Putin spat over... Topics: Guantanamo Bay, Hunger Strike, West Virginia, Water
Math teacher Patricia Buenrostro was born and raised in Chicagoâs Little Village neighborhood. But her father, worried about the growing problems of the transitioning area, moved her Mexican-American family out to a largely white, middle-class suburb. As an adult, to her familyâs surprise and confusion, she returned to live and teach, wanting the help troubled kids. After getting more and more involved with the fight for a better high school, she found herself on the center stage of a hunger... Topics: education, hunger strike, chicago, radio, schools, parents
To be or not to be nonviolent . . . that is the question many of us have dealt with as we work to make change in our communities. Erica Chenoweth, coauthor of the groundbreaking book, Why Civil Resistance Works, joins us on Occupy Radio to give us some empirical facts and evidence of the power of nonviolent methods. Also, Lesley Haddock of Occupy the Farm, shares some potent words of truth from her penpal in solitary confinement. Topics: erica chenoweth, prisoner hunger strike, prisoner hunger strike solidarity, civil resistance
We initiate our California Prisoners Hunger Strike Countdown. On day 20 of the strike we speak with Dr. Margaret Flowers of the impact of starvation on the body; the physical challenges now facing the hunger strikers. What are the risks? Topics: Pelican Bay, prison strike, civil rights, hunger strike, starvation
Occupy the Airwaves Covering the local, national and global Occupy Movement. 103.3FM WXOJ-LP Northampton, MA Community Radio - Run by the Community www.valleyfreeradio.com occupytheairwaves.wordpress.com / firstname.lastname@example.org focus: California Prison Hunger Strike, 50 anniversary Washington March, Roundup, Madison Wisconsin Topics: Occupy, Airwaves, Roundup, California Prison Hunger Strike, Jaymes Winell
In a shock to prison officials, the numbers of participants in the California prisoners strike grows daily beyond expectations. They are demanding an end to torture and other abuse. Topics: Pelican Bay Prison, mass incarceration, Prisoner Rights, hunger strike
An update on the weeks old California prisonersâ strike that began at Pelican Bay prison and a family member speaks out about conditions at Pelican Bayâs secure housing units. We also speak with Dorsey Nunn. Topics: Pelican Bay Prison, Prisoner Rights, hunger strike, prison strike
Join us on “Sojourner Truth” Tuesday-FridayAfter 60 days of protest in prisons across California against solitary confinement and other torturous conditions, the California Prisoner Hunger Strike has ended. How did it end and why? What are the next steps? Dolores Canales whose son participated in the hunger strike and is a spokeswoman for the hunger strike support network fills us in. And, on our weekly roundtable our panelists weigh in on the latest developments on the possibility of... Topics: California Prisoners Hunger Strike, Ends, Syria, War, Obama, G20
Wednesday: Updates on Egypt, Edward Snowden, the California Prisoner Hunger Strike and the George Zimmerman case. Topics: Egypt, Snowden, California Prisoner Hunger Strike, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin
Wednesday: Two bills resulting from the historic California Prisoner Hunger Strike pass a major milestone in making their way through the California Legislature. Our guests are Marie Levin, sister of one of the hunger strike leaders and Carlos Alcala, communications director of Congressman Tom Ammiano.A civil rights attorney and women’s rights activist is aiming to become an elected official. Simona Farrise joins us in studio. And “Sojourner goes to the Movies”. S. Pearl Sharp... Topics: Tom Ammiano, Hunger Strike, California, Prisoner, Belle, Simona Farrise
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
Wednesday: More historic context and reaction to the George Zimmerman acquittal with Professor Robin Kelley and Dr. Julianne Malveaux. Life inside a California prison and the latest on the California Prisoners Hunger Strike with Steven Czifra, a formerly incarcerated person who spent time in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and Corcoron State prisons. He is now a student at UC Berkeley.Sojourner Truth Wednesday, July 17th Topics: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, California Prisoner Hunger Strike
Wednesday: A verdict in the Bradley Manning trial. Our guests include attorney Charles Swift, named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the US; Gerry Condon a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network, and journalist Kevin Gosztola with Firedoglake.On July 31st a national and international action under the banner of “Hunger for Justice” in support of the California Prisoners Hunger Strikers and for Justice for Trayvon Martin will take place. Supporters range from Chris... Topics: Bradley Manning, Espionage Act, California Prisoner Hunger Strike
Workers and supporters at the Maruti Suzuki car factory started a sit in and hunger strike last week in support of 147 jailed union leaders. Manesar is an industrial city 25 miles from New Dehli in India. Maruti Suzuki India, a subsidiary of Suzuki, is India’s largest auto manufacturer, and makes cars for the India, South East Asian and Southern African markets. In an attempt to break the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU), 2,400 workers were fired last year, and last year police raided... Topics: Suzuki, strike, hunger strike, prison, trade union, labor unions, Detroit
Tuesday: Prisoners in California have begun a hunger and work strike. Supporters include 320 religious organizations across the US. What are the local and national implications? Also we get an update on the hunger strike. Our guests are Dolores Caneles whose son is a California prisoner hunger striker and Laura Markel Downton, Director of US Prisons Policy and Program for the National Religious Campaign against Torture. And the defense has begun their case in the trial of George... Topics: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, California Prisoners Hunger Strike
Friday our weekly roundtable weighs in on the implications of the killing of Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial.Also, the California Prisoners Hunger Strike is now the largest in California history. Governor Jerry Brown resists a court order to release close to 10,000 prisoners, and a scandal about the sterilization of women prisoners in California. Our panelists will discuss the use of solitary confinement in US prisons, conditions within US prisons, mass incarceration and its... Topics: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Snowden, California Prisoner Hunger Strike
Thursday: What will Detroit bankruptcy mean for labor unions? Michael Artz, Associate General Counsel for the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees (AFSME) and a lead attorney in the Detroit bankruptcy case is our guest. As immigration reform stalls in Congress, probation officials in Orange County California are referring more children to immigration authorities than any other county in the state. What’s going on? We speak to Alexis Nava Teodoro of Keep Our Families... Topics: Detroit, Pensions, WTO, Prison hunger strike, ICE, Orange County, deportation
George Rolph (Me) went on a hunger and water strike in protest at the way the French company ATOS, the Britsh Department of Work and Pensions and the British government (With the backing of most of the House of Commons including the left wing Labour Party who first brought ATOS to the UK) have caused deaths and great misery to thousands of disabled people in the land by stripping them of all benefits and leaving them penniless. They have done this by declaring people who cannot work fit for... Topics: Protest, cruelty, government, hunger, hunger strike, disabled, war, battle, help
Thursday President Obama tried to regain his footing with what was billed as a major speech in the economy. Economist Max Wolff breaks it down. A year ago low income residents of Anaheim, best known as the home of Disneyland, shocked the world when a street rebellion broke out after the police killings of two young Latino men. We speak with OC Weekly reporter Gabriel San Roman about the impact of the rebellion and its aftermath.For our weekly “Earth Watch” Mathew Louis-Rosenberg fills... Topics: Trayvon Martin, California Prisoners Hunger Strike, Anaheim, Economy, Obama
On May 17, 2012, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa, Canada) The Train's Mireille Gervais interviewed Ottawa hunger striking political activist Obert Madondo. Kw: Denis Rancourt. Topics: Denis Dancourt, Denis G Rancourt, CHUO, Mireille Gervais, hunger strike, political activism, Obert...
Breaking news in the case of journalist Mumia Abu Jamal who has been on death row for nearly 30 years. We get the latest from one of his lead attorneys Christina Swarns, Director, Criminal Justice Project of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. And a case that made headlines. Obie Anthony joins us. He spent 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, then a little over a week ago his case was overturned. Also joining us is Paige Kaneb, Supervising Attorney with the Northern... Topics: OccupyWallSt, OccupyLosAngeles, Banks, rich, 99%, Mumia AbuJamal, Obie Anthony, Prisoner Hunger...
In our monthly segment on birthdays of North American political prisoners, we share with our listeners those birthdays which are in the month of August. This information is obtained from sources in the US. Many political prisoners in the US have languished inside for years, often decades. The 38th Prisoner’s Justice Day takes place on this August 10th. We have a Prisoners’ Justice Day message from prisoner Peter Collins, who is incarcerated in Bath Prison, in Bath, Ontario. Known as the... Topics: Lynne Stewart, Herman Wallace, Ralph Poynter, political prisoner, PJD, prison justice day, hunger...
Orginal air date: April 9 2013This episode is a Margaret Thatcher Deathday Celebration! Featuring the usual dose of action news updates from around the world, with updates on the latest wave of police repression. This episode features a segment on the California Prisoner Hunger Strike, with recordings and interviews from a recent rally in support of people being held in long term solitary confinement and their current lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.... Topics: anarchist, radio, margaret thatcher, prisons, hunger strike, california, solitary confinement, music
Thursday: Economist Max Wolff breaks down President Obama’s latest proposals on the economy and on housing. Noha Radwan who participated in the 18 day revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, joins us with the latest on the turmoil in Egypt. For our weekly “Earth Watch,” Hungry for Peace: Keith McHenry the cofounder of Food Not Bombs joins us. And California prisoner hunger strikers begin their 5th week. Religious leaders step forward to support their demands. Sojourner Truth Thursday,... Topics: Egypt, Food Not Bombs, Obama Economy, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, California Prisoners Hunger Strike
Thursday: The latest news on the George Zimmerman trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin.Our daily update on the California Prisoners Hunger Strike: strikers continue to shock prison officials with the large numbers of participants. The hunger strikers are bringing new focus to conditions of solitary confinement in US prisons. And, the case of men who have been held in solitary confinement for as long as 41 years: the case of the Angola 3. Robert King, one of the Angola 3 is our... Topics: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, California Prison Hunger Strike, Earth Watch, Angola 3, Robert...
Tuesday: Billy “Guero” Sell 32 years old reported by fellow inmates to have been a California prisoner hunger striker has died. California prison officials say the death is a suicide; the negotiating team for the prisoner hunger strikers are demanding an investigation. Our guest is Dr. Terry Kupers, a psychiatrist and Institute Professor at The Wright Institute.Youth organizing in response to the Zimmerman verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin: the 110 mile Walk for Justice. Our... Topics: California Prisoners Hunger Strike, Dream Defenders, Walk for Dignity, Trayvon Martin, Stand your...
Hunger Strike Riot, an Appleton folk/punk/surf band plays live at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 401 on New Years Day of 2010. Hunger Strike Riot is the project of Tyler Streeter, he runs the Patti Mayonnaise in Appleton. Audio will be released separately. This is a Majic Audio release, MA02. majicaudio.blogspot.com Topics: Hunger Strike Riot, Majic Audio, MA02, Punk, Rock, Surf, Appleton, Green Bay, Live, Food
Thursday: Another round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have begun. Our guest is Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis with the new internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies.This week marks the 48th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare. With Obamacare under attack from the right and in a time that Congress is focused only on austerity measures what is the future of Medicare? Our guest is Gerald Friedman of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program. And “Hunger for... Topics: California Prisoner Hunger Strike, Hunger for Justice, Danny Glover, Los Angeles, Trayvon Martin,...
This week William talks with Ed Mead, editor of CA Prison Focus magazine to discuss the results of the hunger and work strikes that swept west coast prisons since July, resulting in one prisoner death and at one point including the participation of 30,000 hunger strikers. The strike, the third over two years, was meant to bring attention to and pressure against the state for it's practices of indefinite detention in solitary confinement without recourse, the silencing of prisoner activists,... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ed mead, hunger strike, prison, metal, punk, solitary
Hunter Link of the University of Virginia's Living Wage Campaign explains why he and other students stopped eating and why workers at UVA can and should be paid a living wage. Topics: living wage, uva, university of virginia, david swanson, hunter link, hunger strike, nonviolence
Edge Of Chaos is a political podcast occasionally dealing with mature subject matter including news and other current events. In this episode we discuss the media's coverage of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman murder case in Florida and branch out to race issues in America. Later we discuss the recent hunger strike recently started by inmates in California prisons and how this might affect prison policy in California and elsewhere. Topics: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Florida, Sanford, California prison reform, hunger strike, news,...
Tuesday: In response to the Zimmerman verdict A March for Dignity is taking place now in Florida, participants are marching Jacksonville to Sanford. What are their demands and what is their reaction to President Obama’s speech on the verdict? Our guest is Emory Wright, co-director of Project South. Also, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week to assess the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision that gutted a key element of the Voting Rights Act. The Act is a centerpiece of... Topics: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Barack Obama, Walk for Dignity, Governor Brown, Dachau,...
Ben Turke, from Red Bird Prison Abolition speaks about the Ohio State Prison prisoner hunger strikes. Tory Pegram speaks on the case of the Angola Three, and the upcoming court case for Albert Woodfox, one of these wrongfully accused political prisoners. Plus: news briefs on Canadian prisons. Topics: prisons, black panther party, angola three, angola 3, jail, hunger strike, human rights
Building Bridges, the National Edition with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash ***************** Prison Inmates Hunger Strike for Their Lives with . Delores Canales, member of California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement (Cfasc), Advisory Board of CURB (Californians United for a Responsible Budget) and LWSGI (Lives Worth Saving Gang Intervention), mother of a Pelican Bay SHU prisoner and . Carol Strickman, attorney, Legal Services for Prisoners With Children, member of the Prisoner Hunger... Topics: California prison hunger strike, Delores Canales, California Families to Abolish Solitary...